The CPG Guys

Affordable Wellness Merchandising with Walmart’s Vinima Shekhar

January 03, 2024 Peter V.S. Bond, Sri Rajagopalan & Bryan Gildenberg Season 1 Episode 348
The CPG Guys
Affordable Wellness Merchandising with Walmart’s Vinima Shekhar
Show Notes

The CPGGUYS talk to Vinima Shekhar - Vice president of wellness at Walmart on new beginnings in wellness with a new year 2024 upon us. Most of us set health goals as our #1 priority - what does that mean for Walmart? Find that and more in this episode....

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Here's what we asked Vinima : 

  1. Take us through your career journey from being a masters in Engineering to a career in merchandising at the one of the world's most iconic retailers Walmart?
  2. What leadership attributes have served you well over the years and championed your career success?
  3. A successful leader builds a good team around them. What do you look for in a team and how do you help build teams?
  4. It's an omnichannel world - how did you adapt over the pandemic to stay on top of these trends in go-to-market strategy?
  5. New year, new you indeed. What does this mean to you, how are you setup for success in this space?
  6. Business has changed again over the last 9 months, how are you adapting to driving demand and consumption for wellness in a marketplace where consumption has slowed down??
  7. Your role in merchandising leadership requires significant knowledge across broad spectrums of the category. How do you keep your knowledge refreshed, and how do you translate that knowledge you gain to the shelf - online or at the store?
  8. What advice do you have for other women wishing to pursue a corporate career in the Retail industry?

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